Market commentary in the interim report for Q3, 2021

The long-term market conditions for contracting operations and industrial operations in the Nordic region are positive. There is an underlying stable demand for public buildings, such as schools, hospitals and retirement homes, and for residential units, driven by growth and development in the metropolitan regions and in other growth regions. This is also driving initiatives for infrastructure in city outskirts, including roads, public transport, water and wastewater, and energy solutions. In general, the market for renovation and refurbishment is also healthy. There is also substantial interest in property investments.

In the infrastructure area, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have ambitious and comprehensive infrastructure plans for long-term public investments in new construction, as well as refurbishment and maintenance of national and regional infrastructure. Demand for asphalt and stone materials is fueled by a healthy market for infrastructure and maintenance.

In the main, NCC is impacted by the general economic situation and the GDP trend. In Sweden the market conditions may be impacted if there is a shortage of cement.